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Dirk Vander Kooij

Dirk Vander Kooij's furniture is inspired by a form created with a 30-year-old 3-D printer. "Older machines were less precise, which means thicker lines but also very little waste of material,” he says. Exaggerated lines have since become his decorative signature and make his digitally crafted pieces "look like handmade rope furniture." Up next: interlocking triangulated pieces that form offbeat lamps, bowls, and flat-pack shelves.
April 24, 2013
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Frank Tjepkema

Frank Tjepkema founded his industrial design firm, Tjep., in Amsterdam in 2001 and has since produced objects in scales from minute to massive. On the tinier end of the spectrum, he has designed conceptual but wearable jewelry for Dutch design leaders Gijs Bakker and Marijke Vallanzasca. On the larger side, he's completed commercial interiors ranging from restaurants to airport kiosks.
April 23, 2013

The Psychology of Seating

At a time when everyone is talking about working from home versus working in the office (thanks, Yahoo!), does it really matter where you sit? Continuum, a global innovation and design consultancy, says yes.
April 23, 2013
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Joost and Kiki

Design Academy Eindhoven graduates Joost van Bleiswijk and Kiki van Eijk—known as Joost & Kiki—have gained a following for their conceptual art–based furniture, but recent pieces signal a change. Their Scratch dining table, benches, and ladder resemble Delft Blue Pottery, a likely nod to van Bleiswijk’s hometown. The lacquered wood is meticulously scratched by hand to create a vibrant texture and finished with a clear varnish.
April 23, 2013
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Curro Claret’s T300 Piece

Barcelona-based designer Curro Claret made the Piece, an innovative metal bracket that can transform found materials into furniture, available for sale for the first time at Salone del Mobile.
April 22, 2013

Product Spotlight: Baobab Coffee Table

Inspired by Madagascar's national tree, baobab, French designer Ionna Vautrin created this atypical shaped coffee table for contemporary furniture company, Moustache.
April 19, 2013
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45 Kilo

True to their Bauhaus training, Berlin-based designers Philipp Schöpfer and Daniel Klapsing of 45 Kilo let craft, experimentation, and industrialized production shape their work. “Everything that surrounds us becomes important,” explains Schöpfer, “because we try to find new solutions.”
April 18, 2013
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Musical Chairs

These five modern table settings prove that mixed and matched seating arrangements have more fun.
April 18, 2013


Behind each of Mermeladaestudio’s many projects is a story: “We love to have products with meaning, products with a rich language and smart details to discover once you watch and use them,” the trio explains. Juan Miguel Juárez, Laura Blasco, and Alex Estévez met in a Barcelona design studio, where Juárez and Blasco worked on the design team and Estévez interned. The three collaborated so well that they founded their own studio in 2009.
April 18, 2013